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The problem is belt squeal on a 2002 4.2 windstar. that

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The problem is belt...

The problem is belt squeal on a 2002 4.2 windstar. that stalls the engine on occasion also seems connected to a miss when it squeals.

Mechanic's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

I changed the serpentine belt and the tensioner, also the power steering fluid to a straight synthetic, now it squeals just a little at lower rpm but while driving i still noticed a very occasional miss.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Is the squeal noise more of a chirp type noise that is intermittent?

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

The squeal along with the occasional miss is usually a problem with the cam syncro assembly squealing or vibrating, when this happens the cam signal is lost and the computer will shut down for a brief instant causing the miss to occur.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

The cam syncro is basically where the old type distributors used to be, these syncros are the oil pump drive. These syncros are timed, so removal and timing during installation is a must.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Any more questions just ask, thanks Scott

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